The Anoka County Genealogical Society is an affiliate of the Anoka County Historical Society in Anoka County, Minnesota.

[su_heading size=”24″]Online Collections[/su_heading]

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Cemetery List   –
Civil War Soldiers
Early Pioneers
Pioneer Certificates
Family Histories
Genealogy Shop
Membership ($10/year)
Probate Records – 1870 – 1900 Anoka County Minnesota Probate index
Reference Library
Vital Records

[su_heading size=”24″]Onsite Collections[/su_heading]


  • Road surveys from pre-statehood
  • Plat maps showing land ownership
  • City and county maps from 1850’s to current


  • Anoka Area newspapers as early as 1863
  • Naturalization papers for Anoka County
  • Census material on Anoka County from 1857 to 1920
  • Selected church and civil records

Newspaper collections from various publications in Anoka County

  • Bethel Banner/Booster
  • Blaine Banner
  • Circulating Pines
  • Columbia Heights Record (selected issues only)
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul papers of significant events and dates
  • Stars and Stripes (various years and military conflicts)

Unpublished books and resources

  • Index of birth, deaths and marriages in the Anoka Union to 1910
  • Thurston Mortuary Records
  • Anoka County Civil War soldiers
  • History of Fridley
  • Annotated history of Circle Pines and Lexington
  • St. Genevieve’s Church early church records
  • Cemetery index books and maps
  • History of the Rum River


“Around the County” project – ongoing

  • Manuscript collections on every community in the county containing a wide variety of topics and articles

Vital Statistics indexing

  • Birth, death, marriage and church records indexed by last name
  • Obituaries copied from local papers since 1974 (with some earlier years)

Manuscript Files

  • These contain everything from diaries, family photographs to newspaper clippings, hand written notes to letters, play programs to personal journals, advertising to compiled histories, and much more!  All indexed by surname and topic.

Photograph Files

  • These are arranged by topic and community. Topics include: Street scenes, farming, homes & residences, businesses & firms, transportation, portraits, clubs & organizations, military, schools, fairs & parades, recreational areas, industries, rivers, logging, and more. The photograph collection is currently at about 7,000 cataloged photos from the earliest days of Anoka County to today.


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